Most remarkable, perhaps, is Mr Merdle, the giant fraudster who amasses extraordinary wealth and attains to the loftiest of positions quite simply by living by his wits
Most remarkable, perhaps, is Mr Merdle (the French root of whose name should not be overlooked), the giant fraudster who amasses extraordinary wealth and attains to the loftiest of positions quite simply by living by his wits
The hero firefighter became depressed when faced with the grind of everyday life after three months living by his wits
on the high seas.
A boy living by his wits
on the streets, he becomes the most famous sailor the world has ever seen.
But whereas Casanova was broke most of the time and living by his wits
, Boswell had money and family standing and paid his own way.
A HERMIT who spent 23 years living by his wits
in the wilderness has become a sex symbol since he was locked up.
Living by his wits
, he convinced the Philistines he was mad so that he could travel safely.
Earning his living by his wits
and by brawn in the wild, Vatanen turns his back on society, in a seemingly unconnected series of comic/tragic episodes: weathering a forest fire in a brook, drunk on home brew; spending one entire night mired in a swamp with a cow and her new calf, another in a shed with a corpse; outwitting a rapacious raven; embarrassing international military forces on maneuvers; tracking down a vindictive bear.